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3-Day East

164/194 Miles

A fun and exciting route for riders who like a bit of a challenge, but may not have the time for a longer DALMAC adventure.

Friday: to Grayling High School – 65 Miles
3-Day East riders begin their DALMAC on Friday in Gladwin by heading North, deep into White Pine country, passing West of Houghton and Higgins Lakes for an ending in Grayling.

Saturday: to Inland Lakes High School (Indian River) – 58 Miles
On Saturday, riders head northwest on scenic tree-lined roads, following the shores of Otsego Lake, through Gaylord and all the way to Inland Lakes High School in Indian River.

Sunday: to Mackinaw City High School – 41/71 Miles
Sunday provides riders with a choice:  taking the shorter, more direct route to the finish in Mackinaw City, 41 miles away, or following a 71-mile route crossing the Tip of the Mitt to Good Hart, where a fabulous lunch stop awaits. Riders will then join DALMAC riders from the West Routes riding North through Michigan’s Tunnel of Trees, overlooking Lake Michigan, before finishing in Mackinaw City.

Starting Location:

The 3-Day East route begins at the Gladwin High School in Gladwin, MI.. The street address is: 1400 North Spring St, Gladwin, MI 48624. Parking is available on site from Thursday night until Sunday afternoon.

3-Day East route check-in will take place Thursday, September 1, from 5-8 p.m., and Friday, September 2, from 7-9 a.m. Riders and other participants must be present at check-in to receive wrist bands, rider packets, and sign a liability waiver, if they have not already done so. The wristband serves as the participant’s access to meals, showers and other facilities. Registered riders and other participants must present picture ID to check-in. Riders will pick up any DALMAC Swag they purchased at rider check-in.

Riders beginning in Gladwin can camp here with the other East Route riders for free the night of September 1, 2022.